Dublin – (Reuters):
The World Health Organization’s chief emergency expert said Thursday that the launch of a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 would allow the world to control the disease next year gradually.
“Life as we used to know it, I think this is very, very possible but we will have to continue to maintain personal hygiene and physical distancing,” Mike Ryan told RTE television in his native Ireland.
“Vaccines do not mean the end of Covid. Adding vaccines will allow us, with our current procedures, to really crush the curve, avoid general isolation and gain gradual control of the disease,” Ryan added.
“We have to be fully aware that we need to reduce the chances of infecting others when carefully organizing families for Christmas celebrations,” the international official said.